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TACAM T-60

Description

Work on the TACAM T-60 was started in December 1942. It was designed in an effort to counter Soviet tanks, which were far superior to Romania's R-2 (imported Czechoslovakian Lehký Tank LT vz. 35) light tanks.

The tank destroyer was based on captured Soviet T-60 light tanks, which had their turret replaced with a Soviet 76 mm F-22 field gun. The gun crew was protected by a three-sided gun shield, made from armour plated from BT-7 armoured cars.

A total of 34 TACAM T-60's were made during 1943, and fought against the Soviets during 1944 while assigned to Romanian tank regiments. The TACAM T-60 was similar in concept to the TACAM R-2, which never saw action.

Technical Details

TACAM T-60
Crew
Crew 3
Physical Characteristics
Weight 9 t
Length 5.51 m
Width 2.35 m
Height 1.75 m
Armour
Armour (range) 15-25 mm
Performance
Speed (max) 40 km/h
Engine
Engine GAZ 202
Net h.p. 80
Cylinders 6
Armament
Primary weapon 76.2 mm F-22 (1)
Secondary weapon Besa 7.92 mm machine gun (1)

Images

TACAM T-60 seen from the rear, with a good view of the rear deck.
Another TACAM T-60, seen from the front.

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